A gas line under Highway 640 was reportedly hit during excavation Saturday morning, forcing authorities to close the road in both directions.
It was around 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning that the fire services received the call.
According to a source close to the fire department, the gas leak would come from a 6-inch pipe located under Highway 640 which was reached during excavation work. A large number of emergency responders were called to the scene to "remediate the situation as soon as possible". Energir employees are also present.
So far, no residents have needed to be evacuated.
However, as a preventive measure, Highway 640 has been closed in both directions near Blainville until further notice. Traffic could therefore be difficult in the coming hours.
"Several streets in the area are closed to traffic," said the barracks of Sainte-Thérèse on Facebook.
The barracks recalls that there is currently no danger for the population outside the perimeter established by the police.